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Charles Barkley $100k Blackjack Session ... What Vegas Debt??

2/7/2017 12:20 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Charles Barkley is proving to LeBron James he's got NO money problems in Vegas anymore -- ballin' out with more than $100k in chips at a blackjack table in Vegas this weekend ... TMZ Sports has learned.

Barkley was in a high stakes room at Mandalay Bay with a giant stack in front of him. A casino employee tells us the "chocolate" chips are $5k (near drink) and the yellow $1k.

It appears he has roughly $129,000 in chips ... not bad.

We're told Barkley was playing $30,000 hands -- but it's unclear if he left up or down.

It's interesting timing considering just last week LeBron called out Barkley for having "unpaid debts in Vegas" stemming from his legendary gambling habit.

Barkley responded in a radio interview ... saying, "I did pay my debt."

Bottom line -- Sir Chuck has a ton of money ... and still loves to push his luck.

J Lo Best. Ad. Ever.

2/3/2017 12:38 PM PST

Jennifer Lopez just guaranteed you're going to Las Vegas to see her show -- or at least you definitely want to go. 

J Lo revealed as much as Instagram will allow as a reminder she's about to start up her Vegas residency at Planet Hollywood again.

See ya in Vegas on February 8.

Britney Spears Oops!!! ... I Had a Nip Slip

2/2/2017 6:46 AM PST

Britney Spears revealed herself to fans in Vegas when her leotard shifted around her chest ... but powered through it like a champ.

The nip slip went down Wednesday night at Planet Hollywood, where she made a hard right turn during a strut ... causing her left boob to pop out.

Ever the professional, she paid the wardrobe malfunction no mind for at least a good minute. Probably took a cue from Janet ... don't freak out.

Raiders Players Pumped for Nevada Tax Cuts ... Says Malcolm Smith

1/21/2017 12:15 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

How do the Oakland Raiders players feel about the possible (likely) move to Vegas?

They're stoked about the FORTUNE they'll save on state income tax!!

We spoke with Raiders linebacker Malcom Smith (the MVP of Super Bowl XLVIII) who says a bunch of players are already talking about financial implications of a move to Nevada. 

FYI, California has the highest state income tax ... Nevada has the lowest! 

Plus, as Smith points out ... cost of living is WAYYYY cheaper in Vegas than in the Bay Area. 

As for concerns about Vegas temptations, Smith says it ain't a problem for the home team ... it's the visitors who should be worried. 

Tim Brown 'Concerned' About Vegas Temptations ... for Raiders Players

1/19/2017 3:40 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Raiders legend Tim Brown says he's pumped for the team to move to Las Vegas ... but admits he's concerned about some of the players getting too caught up in the Sin City lifestyle.

The Hall of Famer joined the guys on the "TMZ Sports" TV show (airs Thursday night on FS1) and said he voiced his concerns to Raiders management ... but ultimately realized there's temptation in EVERY city.

"When we were in L.A., we found ways to get into trouble, right? And when you're in Oakland, you find ways to get in trouble. So I think [the Raiders] whole thing is, 'Hey, look, if guys are looking for trouble, no matter what city they're in, they're gonna find the trouble.'"

Tim says the situation might require hiring people to "babysit" some of the players but "hopefully this team will be mature enough to handle the situation."

By the way, that IS Pierre Garcon in the shot -- he's co-hosting the show tonight and he's awesome!

Tyson Beckford Coming to the Stage ... I'm Full Time at Chippendales!

1/19/2017 12:30 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Tyson Beckford will be bumping and grinding more than usual on the Vegas Strip because he's coming back for more than 3 months at Chippendales ... TMZ has learned.

We're told ticket sales broke records when Tyson did a 3 week guest appearance 2 years ago, so he struck a deal to return ... but things will be a little different.

He'll be in more numbers and several dances will be custom choreographed for him, as opposed to last time when he was just joining the ensemble on stripteases.

Tyson's residency starts March 30, but word is he'll stay on until the end of summer, possibly longer.

Hehe ... longer.

Floyd Mayweather Vegas Nightclub Sues You KO'd Your Own Bday Party!

12/11/2016 12:50 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Floyd Mayweather was gonna make $35,000 for 90 minutes of work at a Vegas nightclub ... but blew it off because he didn't feel like leaving Europe ... this according to a new lawsuit. 

Mayweather's being sued by the SLS Hotel in Vegas -- which says they had a deal with Mayweather to host his 39th birthday party at their Foxtail Nightclub on February 20. 

All Floyd had to do was show up ... host the party and do the red carpet -- and bam, easy $35,000. 

The SLS says he even got half the money in advance. 

Problem is ... Floyd allegedly bailed at the last minute so he could "stay in Europe for his birthday."

Obviously, the club was pissed ... and demanded the advance back, which Floyd has allegedly refused to fork over.

The SLS is suing for the money back -- plus additional damages.

We reached out to Floyd for comment -- so far, no word back.

J Lo and Marc Anthony A Kiss is Not Always Just a Kiss (UPDATE)

11/18/2016 5:50 AM PST
Exclusive Details

8:00 AM PT -- Sources connected with the exes -- who were there last night -- tell us "the kiss" was peer pressure fueled. We're told Marc and Jennifer only did it because the crowd was chanting "beso," and it would've been awkward if they didn't.

Nothing romantic, we're told. Purely crowd-pleasing.Marc Anthony planted one on ex-wife Jennifer Lopez Thursday night at the Latin Grammys.

Marc won Person of the Year at the Vegas shindig. Before he was honored J Lo came out and the 2 performed their duet, "Olvidame y Pega la Vuelta."

Let's not forget he's remarried -- but during his speech, in what seems to have been damage control, Marc expressed his love for J Lo ... as a sister! (For non-Spanish speakers it starts at 17 seconds).

Take a look Jennifer's expression.

Marc's now posting multiple shots of him planting one on his bros last night. Seems like he's trying to make a point about casually kissing lots of people.

Tell it to the missus, Marc.

Michael Phelps & Wife Parents Night Out Raging In Vegas with Famous DJ

11/14/2016 6:33 AM PST

The couple that does Vegas together ... 

Michael Phelps and his (sorta) new bride, Nicole Johnson, hit Sin City together this weekend for the first time as man and wife (as far as we know) ... and partied their faces off with Diplo

The Phelps' got behind the DJ booth at XS Nightclub at the Encore ... and helped the famous DJ celebrate his 38th birthday while the club went crazy. 

Interesting note ... neither Michael nor Nicole were pictured with an alcoholic beverage in their hands. As you probably know, Phelps has battled issues with booze over the years but has said he hasn't sworn it off completely. 

Lindsay Lohan Roped Into Vegas Hotel Battery Case

11/14/2016 12:50 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Lindsay Lohan got dragged into a brutal mess allegedly involving 2 Russians and a major ass whooping in one of the most outlandish Las Vegas tales we've ever heard.

A 24-year-old man told Vegas Metro cops ... 2 men came into his room at the Excalibur last month, took him in the bathroom and asked if he'd been talking smack on LiLo ... this according to a police report obtained by TMZ.

The man says he denied saying a peep about Lindsay, but the Russians beat him to a pulp anyway. That's his story and he's sticking to it. So, what's his connection to Lindsay?

The alleged victim tells us he met her at Coachella back in April. As for why 2 random Russian dudes tracked him down 6 months later in a different state -- he thinks they recognized him from Coachella.

For the record, Lindsay's camp says she doesn't know this guy from a hole in the ground, and cops say he refused to cooperate with their investigation. So, case closed.

Some things really should stay in Vegas.

Rich Gannon Raiders Should Stay In Oakland ... Vegas Move Is Whack

10/25/2016 7:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Here's proof not everyone is down for the Raiders move to Sin City ... Rich Gannon --the last guy to quarterback the Silver & Black to the Super Bowl -- says the team needs to STAY PUT.

We got Gannon out in NYC and asked the former NFL MVP his thoughts about his old squad potentially moving out of Oakland and into the deserts of Nevada.

Gannon ain't a fan ... saying the team is just starting to come into its own, and the fans up in NorCal deserve the chance to watch a winner for a change.

He's not the only Ex-Raider balking at the move .... Ronnie Lott is putting together a group to try to keep the team in Oakland as well ... but owner Mark Davis seems super determined to relocate.

Check out the clip ... and maybe don't buy those David Copperfield tickets just yet.

Jeff Timmons 'Men of the Strip' is Back We're Coming for You, Channing!

10/24/2016 12:35 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Jeff Timmons will challenge Channing Tatum for the title ... hottest male strippers in Sin City.

We're told Jeff locked down a deal to relaunch "Men of the Strip" in March ... which will become a TV show on a new network that encourages him to push the boundaries of stripping.

You'll recall ... "Men of the Strip" originally ran as a docusoap for E! back in 2014.

Jeff's place of residency will be the Stratosphere Hotel in Vegas, which is just up the road from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino ... where Channing's premiering "Magic Mike Live" at the very same time.

Jeff will host for 6 weeks, with various celeb guests.

We're guessing the ladies of Vegas won't mind the competition ... not at all.

Ice Cube RAIDER NATION FOR LIFE ... Even In Vegas??

10/23/2016 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

He's one of the biggest Raider fans on the planet -- but if the Silver & Black move straight outta Cali and into Las Vegas, is that a deal breaker for Ice Cube???

That's what we asked the rapper at LAX -- you know, since Raiders owner Mark Davis announced he's dead set on taking his team to Sin City in the next few years. 

Check out the clip ... seems there's only one way the Raiders could melt Cube's fandom.